Police warn drivers to slow down around school zones

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup officer-in-charge Sgt Isaac Rinaudo keeps an eye on drivers in a school zone.
Camera IconManjimup officer-in-charge Sgt Isaac Rinaudo keeps an eye on drivers in a school zone. Credit: Holly Thompson

With children now back to school, police are urging drivers to be aware of school zones and slow down in the mornings and after school ends.

The limit in the school zones is 40km/h within the hours of 7.30am-9am and then again from 2.30pm-4pm.

Manjimup officer-in-charge Sgt Isaac Rinaudo said it was important to stick to this limit.

“Just be mindful that there will be more kids out and about during these times, and so even outside of the 40km/h zones please make sure you stick to the limit,” he said.

“This is even more important in the 50km/h limit in the residential areas around the school, where children could be riding bikes or walking to school.”

He said most people were pretty good with being mindful in school zones.

“In my experience I have never had to deal with anyone speeding too fast through school zones,” he said.

“Most people, particularly the parents who would use these zones the most often, are aware they are there and understand their importance.”

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